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FloraHolland Trade Fair 2014

September 27, 2014

The FloraHolland flower auction is hosting the FloraHolland Trade Fair in Aalsmeer from Wednesday 5 through Friday 7 November. This trade fair is the place where international floriculture comes together. Growers and breeders from the Netherlands and abroad will be presenting their wares and displaying new products or concepts; and exporters, wholesalers and their customers from the Netherlands and abroad will come to be inspired by the comprehensive range of flowers, plants, product concepts and new products on display. Read More »

Dutch-German research team develops new integrated crop protection system for greenhouse horticulture

September 20, 2014
Wageningen UR

 The Dutch-German ‘Healthy Greenhouse’ project offers a completely new ‘total concept’ for crop protection in modern greenhouse horticulture. This new ‘Healthy Greenhouse System’ enables growers to produce high-quality crops without pests and diseases. After four years of research the results of the Interreg project ‘Healthy Greenhouse’ will be presented on 1 and 2 October.

By Plant Research International, Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture, Applied Plant Research

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Canadian Greenhouse Conference 2014

September 18, 2014

The Canadian Greenhouse Conference (CGC) will be held at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, Canada, from 8-9 October 2014. The CGC brings together growers, industry and the researchers for education, networking, and a little fun.

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Hydroponics & Aquaponics at the Gold Coast

September 15, 2014

Growers and allied industries are invited to attend the International Convention & Exhibition on Soilless Culture in July 2015 at the Gold Coast, Queensland Australia, to be known as ICESC2015: Hydroponics & Aquaponics at the Gold Coast. Jupiters Hotel at the Gold Coast north of Brisbane will host a major symposium jointly convened by The International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) through its working groups on hydroponics and aquaponics, and Protected Cropping Australia (PCA). Read More »

Organic acid for pH adjustment?

August 31, 2014
Rick Donnan

I am growing organic strawberries on table-tops in peat moss.  My system is therefore very similar to hydroponics. I have found that my water pH is quite a bit too high, and I wonder if you could recommend the best options for organic pH adjustment?  My operation is small-scale commercial, so cost is a definite consideration. Read More »

Cutting Edge Knowledge Centre

August 31, 2014
Steven Carruthers

Following our story in the previous issue on a new state-of-the-art greenhouse research and training facility at the University of Western Sydney (UWS), in this issue we profile Wageningen UR University in The Netherlands, where much of the UWS design inspiration will come. Read More »

Wageningen leading the way

August 31, 2014
Wageningen University


Wageningen UR University in The Netherlands provides access to cutting edge greenhouse technology worldwide. Story by CHRISTINE BROWN-PAUL Read More »